U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $1.47 billion to renew funding to more than 7,100 local homeless programs operating across the country. The funding announced today will ensure these housing and service programs remain operating in 2012 and are a critical part of the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.
HUD is renewing funding through its Continuum of Care programs to existing local programs as quickly as possible to prevent any interruption in federal assistance and will award funds to new projects in early 2012.
Homeless Services Network was awarded a total of $5.1 million to continue the operation of current projects at many agencies in Orlando and across Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties, including Catholic Charities, the Center for Drug Free Living, Safehouse of Seminole, the Salvation Army of Orlando, the Sharing Center, Rescue Outreach Mission, the Transition House, Wayne Densch Center, Seminole Behavioral Health Care, Goodwill Industries, the Coalition for the Homeless, Covenant House Florida, Grand Avenue Economic Community Development Corp., Harbor House, Intervention Services, Lakeside Behavioral Health Care, and Health Care Center for the Homeless.
- A full list of renewed projects throughout our CoC and the entire state of Florida
- The full press release from HUD
For more information, visit HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange at http://www.hudhre.info/